First, let me say that Catholics are not the only denomination with excommunication. The Lutheran Church Wisconsin Synod also has it, although I don't believe it is as commonly known or practiced. But this is really off topic, so I'll stop it there.
But really, once again, the purpose of this thread wasn't to "bash Christianity" or Catholics. The purpose wasn't to debate the legitimacy of the dogma of excommunication.
I know that there are strong feelings on both sides of the issue of abortion, and generally those who are strongly against abortion feel that way because of their religious beliefs. The question was if there are any circumstances where abortion can be justified from a religious perspective, such as the extreme case here where the person getting the abortion is 9 years old, has been raped, is quite small and carrying twins which would definitely put the lives of her and the babies in jeopardy. In this extreme case, the Catholic Church, which is predominant in the region and obviously has direct ties to the family, chose to condemn the abortion regardless of circumstance.
From the overwhelming responses here, it appears that people who are quite religious and even those who are Catholic in their faith believe that circumstances such as this extreme case are an exception to their overall view of being Pro-Life. Actually, I don't believe there were any responses saying that this was not a case where abortion was the best thing for the girl, regardless of their personal view on abortion or religion.
Since this thread really has denigrated from the original purpose to something akin to religious name calling, I am going to make the call to just close the thread.
Thank you everyone for your opinion on this topic.